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Metalbone 3.3

Adidas Metalbone 3.3

7.9

Based on 5 Expert Reviews

Best Suited For
Intermediate and up power players
Pros
  • Powerful
  • Good balance of power and comfort
Cons
  • Vibrates a lot
  • Small handle
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Scorecard

Power
The amount of force imprinted on a ball from the racket
7.7
Control
The amount of precision in placement that a padel racket allows a player to exert on a ball.

8.0
Sweet spot
The zone of the racket face where the highest percent of force is applied to the ball.

8.0
Maneuverability
How easy a racket is to maneuver. Inversely correlated to racket weight and balance.

8.0
Soft
Touch refers to the hardness or softness of the racket.

Hard
Smooth
The application of a rough surface on a padel racket's face in order to assist the player in generating spin on their shots.

Rough

Specifications

Suggested Price

€380

Weight (g)
359
Shape
Diamond
Surface
Aluminized carbon fiber
Core
Medium-Soft EVA
Released
2024

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How Does the Adidas Metalbone 3.3 perform?

Metalbone Line

The 2024 Metalbone line is composed of the 3 standard Metalbone rackets:
1. Metalbone HRD+: with a harder core 
2. Metalbone 3.3: the standard model with a soft core (this model)
3. Metalbone 3.3 CTRL: a round variant
It also includes the recent additions without the weight and balance system:
1. Metalbone Carbon 3.3: a softer variant 
2. Metalbone Carbon CTRL: a round variant of the above

The Metalbone 3.3

The Metalbone 3.3 is the standard racket of the line. It suits intermediate players because it is a diamond, yet conservative. It has a hard surface, yet a soft core. It is also, of course, extremely popular due to its association with the amazingly talented Alejandro Galan. 
It is a weapon of choice for experienced players seeking versatility and performance, but not at the expense of comfort and control. The only difference between this racket and the Metalbone HRD+ is that this standard model uses a less dense EVA core, which increases the size of the sweet spot and delivers more ball output at low speeds. It also delivers, on the other hand, slightly less power and control at high speeds. 

Free energy vs. control

The Metalbone 3.3. is an accessible diamond. While the only change is the core, it means that the racket is optimized for a different rhythm of play. It excels at a lower speed. Whereas on high-speed smashes it might eat the ball and deliver less power than expected, at medium speeds, it performs wonderfully. We also noticed the additional benefits from the feeling of caressing the ball that we achieve

2024's Spin Blade system

One notable upgrade from previous models is the new Spin Blade system, which provides enhanced spin generation for added control and precision on the court. 

Generous Sweet Spot

One of the standout features of the Metalbone is its generous sweet spot, which allows for effortless bajadas and precise shot placement even when you're contacting the ball in unstable moments. Whether you're executing delicate drop shots or powerful smashes, it delivers consistent performance and control, even in high-pressure situations - you have extra time due to its even balance of roughly 26cm.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the Metalbone Padel Racket is a reliable companion for intermediate players seeking a versatile and forgiving racket that excels in all areas of the game. While it may not be the most powerful racket on the market, its balanced performance, generous sweet spot, and effortless maneuverability make it a formidable choice for players looking to elevate their game to the next level. So why settle for anything less? Upgrade to the Metalbone today and experience the difference for yourself!

Our test of the Adidas Metalbone 3.3

Expert Reviews of the Adidas Metalbone 3.3

8.5
Padel Test by Roberto Cardi

I rate this racket really highly. It has a wide spot. Amazing bajadas. Smashes are easy with a perfect point of contact. Great maneuverability in volleys - you don't feel it on the arm. But in bandejas, I feel the balance a bit.

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8.3
Simone Mazzola Padel

After playing poorly for a few weeks, I found the perfect feeling with this racket - it is versatile. It has the right mix of incisiveness, maneuverability, and control. Its small handle can great problems for players with large hands.

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5.7
El4Set

If you're looking for a racket with good ball output, good sweet spot, and good overheads, this racket suits you. The ball output helps us in the back of the court, I like the Metalbone in the back of the court in the defense. 11cm handle. The wrist strap comes out from the side, which I don't like. Test model weighs 366g (screws in), balanced at 26cm.

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8.5
Fabio Ferro

Great racket for an intermediate player - it doesn't punish issues with your technique. It's a complete racket. Very little changed from last year. What has changed is the Spin Blade system, which is slightly more marked than last year's. The protector doesn't adhere well. Test model weighs 365g and balances at 26.5cm.

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8.4
Padelzoom

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Adidas

Metalbone 3.3

Intermediate and up power players
7.9

rating based on 5 expert reviews

Hardness
Medium
Core
Medium-Soft EVA
Shape
Diamond
Release Year
January 1, 2024
Surface
Aluminized carbon fiber
MSRP
€
380